Scientific committee & partners

About the scientific committee

As the conference takes place in London, the scientific committee primarily -although not solely- consists of members from Europe (see also under ‘speakers’ for a link to their websites):

– London New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Metanoia Institute &Meaning Online, Dr Joel Vos (chair) (

– Birkbeck University, Professor Jonathan Smith

– London New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Professor Emmy van Deurzen

– Austria, Viktor Frankl Institute, Professor Alexander Batthyany

– Metanoia Institute, Dr Biljana van Rijn

– Regent’s College London, Professor Martin Milton

– University of Haifa, Israel, Dr Pninit Russo-Netzer

– Leuven University, Belgium, Dr Siebrecht van Hooren

– University of Roehampton, Diego Vitali, PhD student

– University of East London, Yannick Jacob

– Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada, Dr Roger Tweed

– Buck’s New University, Dr Piers Worth

– University of East London, Dr Tim Lomas

– Existential Analysis in the UK, Dr Aleksandra Kupavskaya

– Existential Analysis in the UK, Dr Anna Naumenko

– Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Lomonosov

 Moscow State University, Dmitry Leontiev

– Dr Carmel Proctor


IMEC International Meaning Conference 2019 has the following partners:

Meaning Online
Metanoia Institute
New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Viktor Frankl Institut
International Network for Personal Meaning
Birkbeck University of London
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